Love vs Fear
Many people suffer from the enemies of fear and anxiety. Want to know how to defeat fear and anxiety? Read through these Bible versus and then answer the questions. Much of the time, the answer is hidden in the Bible verses. After you are done, practice thinking on the Bible versus when fear and anxiety creep in to your thinking. The results will be amazing.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
How did God show His love toward you?
Why did He send His Son?
Did Christ come to condemn you?
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 1 Corinthians 2:12
What have we received from God?
What was the purpose?
What must we have to understand the love of God?
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16-20
What do we need power to understand?
Is this power to do something or to know something?
Once we know and understand the love of God, what will the end result be?
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39
What are the things which can not separate us from the love of God?
Is God's love conditional on your performance?
Are you, like the Apostle Paul, convinced of this?
Where is the love of God found?
If we are abiding in Christ, what else are we abiding in?
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:16-18
If you live in the love of God, where is God?
Is there fear in love?
What drives out fear and anxiety?
What does fear have to do with?
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is coming soon. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:4-9
Why should we rejoice in the Lord?
Should we think anxious thoughts? Rather, what should we do?
What are you thankful for? Make a list.
What will happen when we pray to God with thanksgiving?
Instead of thinking anxious thoughts, what should we think?
How should we apply this way thinking?
What is the result of doing this?
Practice definition: perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one's proficiency.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 1 Timothy 1:7
Did God give you spirit of fear?
Rather what does God give you?
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14
What has God rescued you from?
What do you have?
Is this something we get or something we already have?
Redeemed: gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment